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G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

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2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - MN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

St. Paul, MN - Congress returns from its August recess today. A top agenda item is a new, far-reaching U.S. Farm Bill, which will impact everything from the rural economy to food prices, to nutrition programs. Steve Francisco, with the Minnesota Budget Project, says as his group monitors action in

A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds about 26,000 Minnesota kids are participating in summer nutrition programs, which is fewer than half of those eligible. Barbara Thell with Minnesota FoodShare says that puts us in 36th place nationally -- nothing to be proud of. "It's dist

Today is "Hunger Awareness Day." Colleen Moriarty with Hunger Solutions Minnesota explains that it's designed to remind us that not everyone has enough to eat. “Hunger continues to be a pressing issue in many parts of our country and in Minnesota, where we're seeing the amount of people who

Minnesota's annual March Food Drive has exceeded expectations, according to spokeswoman Sue Kainz. “Our goal was nine million pounds and dollars, and our record total reached 9.281 million pounds and dollars from generous Minnesotans across the state.” The donations will help stock alm

Legislation designed to meet the growing use of food shelves in Minnesota is heading for a vote at the state legislature. Its author is Rep. John Benson. "I discovered shortly after coming to the legislature, that they had not been providing any support for food shelves, in spite of the fact that

Minnesota's "March Food Drive" is in its home stretch, with the goal of raising nine million dollars or pounds of food. Organizer Sue Kainz, with Minnesota FoodShare says, while the campaign has only reached a third of its goal, tradition is on its side. "We have about 2.6 million pounds and doll

The state's largest yearly food drive gets underway today. Minnesota's "March Food Drive," is designed to stock over 260 food shelves across the state. Spokeswoman Sue Kainz with Minnesota FoodShare says it's a big deal this year, because food shelf use is at a record high. "What we do is set a

Tens of thousands of hungry Minnesotans are not receiving the taxpayer-funded food assistance earmarked for them, according to a new report. The assistance amounts to nearly $2 million per year. Author Jessica Webster, with the Legal Services Advocacy Project, says the state has failed these peopl

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